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Sad, day I ignorantly lost bail

 

Saliu Ahmed is a young lawyer based in Ilorin the Kwara State capital. He bagged his LLB  from the University of Ilorin  in the year 2015.He proceeded to the Nigerian Law School and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2016. After being called to Bar, Ahmed  joined Charity  Chambers based in Ilorin and has been there till date. He shares with ABIODUN BOLUJOKO his most unforgettable experience in court. Excerpts :
It happened in my third appearance in court. I was in the office when my principal called me to go and secure the bail of one of our clients at Centre Igboro Court in Ilorin. On getting there, the prosecutor prayed the court to remand my client in prison custody.
The Judge now asked if I had any objection to the prayer of the prosecutor and I said no objection. The Judge asked me again if I had any objection I still declined.
The Judge now granted the prayer of the prosecutor by remanding my client. I  now wanted to raise an objection but it was rather too late. After then, The Judge knowing that I was  a new wig asked if that was my first appearance on bail matters and I answered yes. It was then it dawned on me that I was supposed to raise an objection to the prayer of the prosecutor. I felt really bad as our client was remanded.

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